Aeromexico Connect Trials Beacon Maintenance Platform

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Central American regional airline Aeromexico Connect has begun a trial of Beacon’s digital maintenance platform at what it says are several key maintenance bases. It is testing the use of Beacon to support its maintenance operations with the aim of accelerating aircraft return-to-service time and improving communication.

The Beacon platform is designed to connect the aviation maintenance ecosystem more efficiently by enabling collaboration across aftermarket teams and organizations. Beacon says the platform supports collaboration, maintenance case assignments and data insights, enabling maintenance teams to manage resources and workforce from mobile devices.

According to Cesar Garcia, Aeromexico Connect’s vice president of maintenance, Beacon is “positioned to enhance communication within our operations and provide users the ability to join and connect to events at any given time.” He adds: “As our teams rotate between maintenance checks, we need to make active efforts to ensure our teams have access to the most up-to-date insights.”

Beacon says the trial will help it expand its platform into the Latin American market while growing its commercial aviation segment. The platform is already in use at several MROs and operators based in Europe and the U.S., including ABS Jets, Jet Flight Service and The Mobile Repair Team. It is also in use at Republic Airways, which was Beacon’s launch customer for the commercial aviation segment in the U.S.

Beacon is also looking to grow the platform’s applications for managing workforce and maintenance needs for advanced air mobility (AAM).

In March, Beacon announced a collaboration with competence management software provider ELMS Aviation to implement functionality within Beacon that will allow competence and compliance checks of maintenance workforce. It says the feature will provide Beacon customers with “more transparency and knowledge of personnel’s competencies and ensure compliance and operational integrity.”

Last July, Embraer’s AAM spin-off Eve confirmed plans to leverage Beacon for aftermarket coordination of its electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Lindsay Bjerregaard

Lindsay Bjerregaard is managing editor for Aviation Week’s MRO portfolio. Her coverage focuses on MRO technology, workforce, and product and service news for, Aviation Week Marketplace and Inside MRO.